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Transformational Giving

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The Annual Stewardship Campaign for St. Bart’s

St. Bartholomew’s Church is attempting to do something excellent and rare at the crossroads of a great city in an uncommon time. We seek to be salt and light—those potent catalysts which we pray will transform lives, transform the Church, and transform the world. At the beginning of 2020 we said this was our mission. By the grace of God, we are actually doing these things in spite of a worldwide pandemic which has deeply impacted our income.

We are transforming lives through transcendent worship, challenging educational programming, and compassionate pastoral care. We are transforming the wider church by creating innovative models and best practices which are inspiring parishes across the country. We are transforming the world through our care for those in great need in a disastrous time.

We see ourselves as the next generation of Christians, creating fresh expressions of eternal truths, working to transform our city and the world into places of justice, equality, and hope. We are looking for dedicated and gifted colleagues and partners; teammates and friends, to share in this high calling. We need to raise more resources so that we might continue to do this crucial and holy work we are called to pursue. This really is work worth doing well, and I look forward to doing it with you.

I invite you to give generously to St. Bart’s, not because we need it—and you know that we do—but because I want you to be transformed by your own giving. I want you to experience the profound joy people have shared with me, after they’ve made a life-changing gift to this parish. So, give to God what is God’s. Give to God gifts so as to make your heart glad. Give to God to transform your life, to transform the Church, to transform the world. Give to God everything you can. And all that you are.
This is transformational giving.


The Right Reverend Dean E. Wolfe, D.D

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I am praying that you will put into action the generosity that comes from your faith as you understand and experience all the good things we have in Christ.

—Philemon 1:6

Hear from some of our grateful members… 

Flora Ferarra

Dulcie Mapondera

Luke Failla

Stewardship FAQ

What does the annual Stewardship Campaign support?

The Stewardship Campaign accounts for over 60% of the current year’s operating budget (the remaining 40% comes from the renting of our space and income from the preschool, the athletic facilities, the bookstore, etc.). Therefore, the Stewardship Campaign supports a little bit of everything – be it the maintenance of our landmark building, Children Youth and Families programming, or Community Ministries.

What do you mean when you say “make a pledge”?

A pledge is a written declaration of intention to donate a specific amount of money over a certain length of time. When making a pledge to the Stewardship Campaign you are making a pledge for the current year with the intention of paying your pledge in full by December 31.

How do I make a pledge?

You can make a pledge in one of two easy ways:
1. Declare your pledge by clicking here and submitting our online pledge card.
2. By e-mailing Jama Toung at . You may also leave a message at 212-378-0278.

How do I pay my pledge?

Some people prefer to pay their pledge all at once while others prefer to pay their pledge incrementally. One can also set up a recurring payment so that each month a predetermined amount is processed via credit card. Click here to make a one-time payment or set up recurring payments online. To declare a 2021 pledge, click here.

As the church has moved online during the COVID 19 crisis, we ask our donors and parishioners to move to online giving rather than continuing to use paper checks. This will be safer for all concerned including our staff.

Absolutely! For more information about this please contact Jama Toung, our Director of Stewardship and Development, at  You may also leave a message at 212-378-0278.

While your pledge is not legally binding, we ask that you only pledge an amount that you are comfortable donating. Of course, we all understand that sometimes life happens and should a situation arise that requires you to adjust the amount you initially pledged, please contact Jama Toung, our Director of Stewardship and Development, at , or at (212) 378-0278.

Not even close! The definition of tithing originates from multiple passages in the Old Testament that reference the Israelites giving 10% of the crops they grew and the livestock they raised to the temple. Some churches have taken these passages and translated them to mean that in a modern day church one should donate 10% of their annual income. St. Bart’s is not one of these churches. We advocate something called “proportional giving” which means you – individually – select a proportion of your income that you are comfortable donating – whatever that might be! – and do so each year. All we ask is that when thinking about how much to donate to St. Bart’s you consider first all the things you have been given – including not only your material blessing but also the things that aren’t so easy to count, like your friendships, your family, and your talent – and from there give in proportion to the gifts you have received.

Planned Giving

The Mosaic Society was formed in 1997 as a way to recognize members and friends who have included St. Bart’s in their estate plans. Membership in to the Mosaic Society has grown each year, as more people recognize the importance of providing future support for St. Bart’s. Unless otherwise restricted, legacy gifts support the growth of St. Bart’s endowment, which is critical to St. Bart’s long-term success and financial stability. For more information about the Mosaic Society, please click here.

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Tribute Gifts

A tribute gift in honor or in memory of a relative or a loved one is a wonderful way to celebrate their lives or service to St. Bart’s.

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You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.

– 2 Corinthians 9:11